University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF2045
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number25579 - Dealer's Number

Description

Sword? Dancing wand, bronze. Handle has two figures, back to back, at each end. Blade decorated with guilloche patter. Said to be carried by virgins in dances.


Bibliography:

[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin. 1-128. : Page/Fig./Plate: 97View Objects cited in this Publication

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